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SDG 17 Partnerships to achieve the Goall

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SDG 17 Partnerships to achieve the Goall

United Kingdom, Switzerland and Germany join new call for proposals issued by Amazon+10 Initiative
SDG 11, SDG 13, SDG 14, SDG 15, SDG 17
United Kingdom, Switzerland and Germany join new call for proposals issued by Amazon+10 Initiative

With the new contributions from abroad, the Scientific Expeditions call, issued in partnership with the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, now has a fund totaling some BRL 94 million.


FAPESP signs agreement with China-Latin America and Caribbean Technology Transfer Center
SDG 17
FAPESP signs agreement with China-Latin America and Caribbean Technology Transfer Center

The aim is to foster scientific and technological collaboration between researchers affiliated with the Chinese entity and colleagues at universities and research institutions in São Paulo state.


FAPESP signs scientific and technological cooperation agreement with University of French Guiana
SDG 17
FAPESP signs scientific and technological cooperation agreement with University of French Guiana

The two parties are interested in collaborative research on sustainable use of biodiversity in the Amazon, prevention of transmissible and chronic diseases, and sustainable construction, among other subjects.


ASEAN delegation meets with senior executives of FAPESP to discuss ways of intensifying research and innovation partnerships
SDG 17
ASEAN delegation meets with senior executives of FAPESP to discuss ways of intensifying research and innovation partnerships

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore Thailand and Vietnam have dynamic economies and similarities with Brazil that make collaboration particularly relevant.


FAPESP and UK’s Royal Society hold bilateral meeting in London
SDG 17
FAPESP and UK’s Royal Society hold bilateral meeting in London

The purpose of the event was to build ties and foster collaboration between researchers in São Paulo state and the United Kingdom.


Workshop assembles researchers affiliated with centers supported by FAPESP and United States’ NSF
SDG 17
Workshop assembles researchers affiliated with centers supported by FAPESP and United States’ NSF

The event took place in São Paulo on November 29-30 to foster interaction and promote center-to-center relations.


FAPESP participates in international summit on poles and glaciers in France
SDG 13, SDG 17
FAPESP participates in international summit on poles and glaciers in France

The One Planet Polar Summit was attended by people from over 40 countries, including researchers, experts, members of business enterprises and nonprofits, and representatives of Indigenous Peoples.


FAPESP strengthens research collaboration with Italy
SDG 17
FAPESP strengthens research collaboration with Italy

Senior executives of the foundation visited leading Italian universities and scientific institutions with the aim of increasing collaboration.


Amazon+10 Initiative and CNPq issue new call to support scientific expeditions in the region
SDG 10, SDG 11, SDG 13, SDG 14, SDG 15, SDG 17
Amazon+10 Initiative and CNPq issue new call to support scientific expeditions in the region

Subnational funding agencies and Brazil’s National Scientific Council will partner to allocate almost BRL 60 million to research projects that explore little-known areas of the world’s largest tropical forest.


Visiting Swiss delegation advocates new partnerships with FAPESP
SDG 17
Visiting Swiss delegation advocates new partnerships with FAPESP

Similar programs and FAPESP’s pragmatism arouse interest in intensifying collaboration and joint calls for proposals involving research centers in Switzerland and São Paulo.


Projects on adolescent obesity and drinking selected by international consortium
SDG 3, SDG 17
Projects on adolescent obesity and drinking selected by international consortium

The call was issued in 2022 by the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases, a transnational consortium of research funders set up to combat chronic non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries. Two proposals supported by FAPESP were among those approved.


New working group of the GRC is tasked with facilitating multilateral cooperation in science
SDG 10, SDG 17
New working group of the GRC is tasked with facilitating multilateral cooperation in science

First meeting was held last week in The Hague, Netherlands, during the Annual Meeting of the Global Research Council.


Funders discuss how to foster scientific collaboration amid growing geopolitical tensions
SDG 17
Funders discuss how to foster scientific collaboration amid growing geopolitical tensions

Debate was hosted by Swedish, American and Japanese research funding agencies at the Annual Meeting of the Global Research Council.


At the United Nations, FAPESP takes part in a forum on the Sustainable Development Goals
SDG 17
At the United Nations, FAPESP takes part in a forum on the Sustainable Development Goals

FAPESP has funded more than 40,000 research projects linked to one or more SDGs, said Marco Antonio Zago.


Márcio de Castro Silva takes office as Scientific Director of FAPESP
SDG 9, SDG 17
Márcio de Castro Silva takes office as Scientific Director of FAPESP

In an interview given to Agência FAPESP, the new director reveals his plans to seek more partnerships with institutions, strengthen the Foundation’s international ties and simplify processes by cutting bureaucracy.


COVID-19: institutional politics was crucial to success of vaccine technology transfer in Brazil
SDG 3, SDG 17
COVID-19: institutional politics was crucial to success of vaccine technology transfer in Brazil

Researchers show the importance of political skill on the part of federal research institution Fiocruz and regulatory agency ANVISA in the process that resulted in the signature of an agreement with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca in mid-pandemic.


German delegation visits FAPESP to strengthen existing agreements and discuss new partnerships
SDG 17
German delegation visits FAPESP to strengthen existing agreements and discuss new partnerships

Representatives of German universities, research institutions and funding agencies were welcomed at FAPESP’s headquarters in late March. The Amazon and renewable energy are areas of interest for new bilateral partnerships.


FAPESP and Mozambique’s National Research Foundation plan research collaborations
SDG 17
FAPESP and Mozambique’s National Research Foundation plan research collaborations

A webinar co-hosted by the two organizations featured researchers from São Paulo and the southeast African country discussing ways to promote scientific collaboration in areas such as climate change, natural disaster monitoring, agriculture, health, and bioenergy.


FAPESP and US National Science Foundation (NSF) announce partnership in all research areas
SDG 17
FAPESP and US National Science Foundation (NSF) announce partnership in all research areas

Agreement simplifies design of new instruments and tools for collaboration between researchers in São Paulo and the United States.


FAPESP signs agreement with French institutions to strengthen research cooperation in the field of health
SDG 17
FAPESP signs agreement with French institutions to strengthen research cooperation in the field of health

A memorandum of understanding was signed in Paris by the heads of FAPESP, ANRS and INSERM. Creation of Institut Pasteur de São Paulo, to be hosted by the University of São Paulo with more than 80 researchers, was also formalized in the French capital.


University of São Paulo and France’s CNRS seal accord to establish joint research center
SDG 17
University of São Paulo and France’s CNRS seal accord to establish joint research center

France’s leading public-sector scientific research organization already has similar partnerships in the US, UK and Japan. FAPESP President Marco Antonio Zago expressed interest in supporting projects conducted at the center to be set up in São Paulo, Brazil, focusing on areas such as oceanography, biodiversity, and sustainability.


FAPESP and University of Münster discuss strategies to intensify bilateral collaboration
SDG 17
FAPESP and University of Münster discuss strategies to intensify bilateral collaboration

Representatives of the German higher education institution met with FAPESP’s senior executives to talk about their shared commitment to fostering research on sustainability.


Research funding agencies discuss ways of fostering multilateral collaboration in the Americas
SDG 17
Research funding agencies discuss ways of fostering multilateral collaboration in the Americas

Online workshops involving 11 member organizations of the Global Research Council discussed mechanisms and tools to stimulate research partnerships across the continent.


Technology to select soybean varieties with higher-quality seeds
SDG 17
Technology to select soybean varieties with higher-quality seeds

Brazilian and Dutch researchers have developed a technique for early identification of soybean genotypes that are unlikely to form green seeds, which cannot be used to produce oil.


Partnership between FAPESP and NWO will fund research projects on advanced healthcare materials
SDG 3, SDG 17
Partnership between FAPESP and NWO will fund research projects on advanced healthcare materials

At a meeting held in São Paulo city, researchers from the Brazilian state of São Paulo and the Netherlands described their work on the development of prosthetics and other implantable biomaterials. FAPESP will invest BRL 15.2 million to fund the projects selected in the call.


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